New Blood

August 15, 2018

New Blood! WHIP KISSER, DETTONACION, BERZERKER BOYZ, CHECK YOUR HEAD, and CYBER BULLIES

New Blood is our regular web feature spotlighting new bands from around the world!
Now check out some killer new shit…

WHIP KISSER

  1. Let's do a quick round of introductions:

    Julia: Juju on guitar & vocals, Teen Idol Arina on bass, Cale “Bob” Weir on drums

  2. How did Whip Kisser come to be?

    J: I met Arina riding the subway 5 years ago. They had just seen my first band play at SHIBGBs and i remember they hugged me which was just the sweetest thing. A year later i asked Arina to be in that band. When the project came to a natural end I wanted to keep creating music with Arina so we started Whip Kisser. Cale responded to a facebook post asking who could/would play drums with us.

  3. What are your lyrics about?

    J: Our most recent release is about endless love and support of sex workers rights everywhere and curses upon the hypocritical johns in positions of power trying to squash them (or remaining silent)!

  4. How would you describe your sound?

    J: Guitar, blues, and heavy rock.

  5. What have you all listened to recently that you think people need to check out?

    J: Arina fronts Scorpio Rising.

  6. What’s in the future for this band?

    J: Probably more of the same bullshit…

DETTONACION

Dettonacion (photo by Nunca Escuela)
  1. Date & location formed:

    2018. Zarate, Buenos Aires, Argentina.

  2. How did your band come to be?

    We’re restless… We always want to play and we take advantage of that to say what we think.

  3. What are your lyrics about?

    Our lyrics are about what’s going on in our country at this moment, and our dreams. They show what we have to do to keep alive these days, and our proverbial tools for survival.

  4. How would you describe your sound?

    Punx? Jaja.

  5. List something or someone you think folks need to listen to right now.

    Macho Boys, Tozcos, Generacion Suicida, Escørt and more….

  6. What’s in the future for this band?

    Playing everywhere, anytime!

BERZERKER BOYZ

Berzerker Boyz (photo by Zk Photo)
  1. Date & location formed:

    Sydney, Australia, sometime last year.

  2. How did your band come to be?

    A love of Oi!, Dungeons & Dragons and other fantasy bullshit.

  3. What are your lyrics about?

    Nordic gods, fighting dragons and charging into battle!

  4. How would you describe your sound?

    Viking battle Oi!

  5. List something or someone you think folks need to listen to right now.

    Rapid Dye, Concrete Lawn, Quick Fix, Rixe, Criminal and Reckless Aggression

  6. What’s in the future for this band?

    An MLP out on Rain On The Parade.

CHECK YOUR HEAD

Check Your Head (photo by Fikhri Amin)
  1. Date & location formed:

    Naim: February 2018, Batu Pahat, Johor, Malaysia.

  2. How did your band come to be?

    N: Check Your Head started with me on mic, Faidil on drums, and Kaio on guitar. We had only been jamming twice before Apis joined to play bass… it took a while for us to find a bassist we were down with, because we wanted to make a Youth Crew Straight Edge band and it was pretty hard to find a Straight Edge bassist into Youth Crew in Batu Pahat.

  3. What are your lyrics about?

    N: Our lyrics are a huge part of what we do. They’re about ongoing societal issues that we still face… how ugly racism is in a world with multiple colors of skin, and how cruel it is to plant seeds of hatred inside the minds of your own generation. We write about trying to keep on moving forward, never saying never, ignoring the negative voices around, and how toxic people will never stop trying to let you down. The impacts of war and the insanity of profiting from violence. Lastly, we hype something that really means the world to us, today and forever: Straight Edge.

  4. How would you describe your sound?

    N: This is my first band, and I guess for our demo I’d say that there are hints of Youth Crew with melodic tunes. We wanted to play solid and hard like Youth Of Today, Insight, Wide Awake, Insted, and Turning Point.

  5. List something or someone you think folks need to listen to right now.

    N: I worship Youth Crew, but I’m also digging other hardcore subgenres: local Malaysian bands I’d like to highlight are No Surrender, Break Free, Safety Zone, Rage Point, Short Story, Final Peace, Noseblunt, Blackwounds, Broad Minded, and Motivation… these folks keep the Malaysia Hardcore scene alive! Some international bands to hype are Monument X, Then And Now, In Our Hands, Stomp Brigade, Frack, Housed, Substance, One Step Closer, Final Say, Expressive Action, Wise, Altered State, Field Agent, Except, and Result Of Choice.

  6. What’s in the future for this band?

    N: We are planning to release our demo on cassette/CD, do the release party, and play in our favorite states within Malaysia. We’ll be writing our EP with intents to keep the momentum growing in this beautiful scene.

CYBER BULLIES

Cyber Bullies (photo by Jim Montour)
  1. Date & location formed:

    January, 1982. Buffalo, NY.

  2. How did your band come to be?

    There was no one in town who truly cared about new wave music. We very much wanted to change that. Perhaps, by 1983, there will be a few new wave bands here in Western New York.

  3. What are your lyrics about?

    Reagan/Gorbachev. The state of our country. The 80s.

  4. How would you describe your sound?

    We are part of the NWOBNW– the New Wave of Buffalo New Wave. We bury our guitar behind keys. We hard-pan our bass and guitar just like the Ramones. We’re angry at Reagan and we’re angry at adults, but we care about melody and I can say, beyond a reasonable doubt, that we do, in fact, care about new wave.

  5. List something or someone you think folks need to listen to right now.

    You’ve probably all already heard it because it’s been out for almost three years, but TAQN by the Eyes (as well as their track from the Yes LA comp) is the template on which all good new wave records should be built.

  6. What’s in the future for this band?

    New wave will never die, so as we move into the mid-80s, I can only see things getting bigger and better for our band.

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